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Coaching - Region Records

    
(Updated 5/6/2017)

          When researching the football coaches with the most region wins one thing becomes apparent. The list of coaches with the most region wins resembles that of the coaches with the most overall wins. But, when looking at the coaches with the best region winning percentage we see several coaches that are not readily found on most other coaching lists.

           Dr. Eric Cohu, former coach at Madison Academy, leads our list of coaches with the best overall region winning percentage coming in at an amazing 50-1 record. His only region loss came back in 2011 to Sardis by a score of 28-14. Since that time the Mustangs reeled off  35 consecutive region victories.


   
Coach David Lowery

          Coach David Lowery is close to matching Coach Cohu's feat coming in with a region record of 92-3 at Elba and Brantley. Between 2001 and 2012, his Brantley football teams compiled a region record of 75-1. Their lone loss came to McKenzie in 2010 by a score of 18-12. Along the way Brantley set the state record with sixty-two consecutive region wins.

         Coach Buddy Anderson of Vestavia Hills leads the way for the most region wins all-time with 139. His Rebels have won fifteen region championships along the way since since he took over the head coaching position in 1978.


Region Coaching Records (Wins)  
Coach Teams Won Lost Pct.    
Buddy Anderson Vestavia Hills 139 56 71.3%    
Terry Curtis Shaw, Murphy, UMS-Wright 134 20 87.0%    
Paul Benefield Sylvania, Fyffe 127 16 88.8%    
Fred Yancey Briarwood 123 22 84.8%    
Danny Horn Clay County, Benjamin Russell 120 31 79.5%    
Jamie Riggs Opp, T.R. Miller 119 27 81.5%    
Steve Smith Cedar Bluff, Piedmont 118 15 88.7%    
Randy Ragsdale Trinity 118 27 81.4%    
Dale Pruitt Plainview, Fort Payne 117 44 72.7%    
   
David Powell McAdory 111 23 82.8%    
Robert Higginbotham Mountain Brook, Shades Valley, Tuscaloosa County 110 26 80.9%    
Doug Goodwin Lineville, Demopolis, Russellville, Homewood 108 28 79.4%    
Spence McCracken Montgomery Academy, Lee Montgomery, Opelika 108 15 87.8%    
Waldon Tucker Demopolis Academy, Gordo, Fayette County 107 34 75.9%    
Russell Jacoway Sand Rock 104 61 63.0%    
John Mothershed Deshler 102 13 88.7%    
   
Jackie O'Neal Reeltown 104 32 76.5%    
Trent Taylor Kinston, Straughn, Andalusia 103 47 68.7%    
Josh Niblett Oneonta, Oxford, Hoover 100 21 82.6%    
Stacy Luker Washington County, Sweet Water, Demopolis 100 20 83.3%    
David Lowery Brantley 92 3 96.8%    




Region Coaching Records (winning percentage - 30 games min.)  
Coach Teams Won Lost Pct.    
Dr. Eric Cohu Madison Academy 50 1 98.0%    
David Lowery Elba, Brantley 92 3 96.8%    
Bill Clark Prattville 48 2 96.2%    
Andro Williams Linden 62 4 93.9%    
Laron White Tanner 91 6 93.8%    
George Cochran Eufaula 41 3 93.2%    
   
Ed Bruce Gardendale 34 3 91.9%    
Tandy Gerelds Deshler, Woodlawn 34 3 91.9%    
Jimmie Moore Colbert County 31 3 91.2%    
Nolan Atkins Thomasville, Sweet Water, Patrician Academy 74 7 90.2%    
Jamey Dubose Prattville, Florence, Central PC 36 4 90.0%    
Danny Powell Leroy, Jackson 78 9 89.7%    
Rod Hudson Hackleburg 48 6 88.9%    
   
Paul Benefield Fyffe 127 16 88.8%    
John Mothershed Deshler 102 13 88.7%    
Steve Smith Cedar Bluff, Piedmont 118 15 88.7%    
Jim McCain Cottonwood 37 5 88.1%    
Roland Jones Jr. Brantley, Crenshaw Academy 58 87.9%    
Spence McCracken Montgomery Academy, Lee Montgomery, Opelika 108 15 87.8%    
Bob Newton Homewood 50 7 87.7%    
Hugh O'Shields Cleveland, Oneonta 35 5 87.5%    
Bill McNair Thomasville, Southern Ac., Sparta Ac., Marengo Ac. 83 12 87.4%    
   




David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org






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